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Is “gimme my damn data” damning to patients?

E-Patient Hugo Campos, whose quest to obtain his medical data has been followed by the media (including this blog) over the past several months, appears in a new interview in SFGate.com. He discusses a common fear of e-patients — that he may be perceived by...

Is “Gimme my damn data” coming to radiology at last??

An essential aspect of participatory medicine – and Federal meaningful use criteria – is patients having a copy of their health data, so they can (a) understand it and (b) take it wherever they want. That includes radiology images. This is not a new issue...

OpenID HEART: Sharing our data gives patients power

On September 26, 2016, President Obama recognized Health IT Week by saying: We have worked to clarify an individual’s legal right to access their health information and transmit it where they choose—whether it’s to a family member or to their smartphone. These efforts...

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